Providing parents with skills and resources necessary
to disciple their children
Purity for life
Begins September 9
Over the last 20+ years, The Chapel has provided a class for our eighth grade students called True Love Waits. With a few tweaks, the class is now Purity for Life. We've seen amazing life transformation through this ministry and we plan to continue this fall!! (but with a few changes...)
Purity for Life will now be offered for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Find out more information and register for the class below.
PARENT/CHILD DEDICATION CLASS
September 30 at Oaks and October 7 at Campus
The birth of a child is a joyous event. Family and friends gather to bring gifts and personal opinions about whom the baby looks like and what the child will become. For Christian parents, birth is also a sacred event, one that reminds them children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). It also calls them to personal responsibility for teaching their child biblical principles and training him or her to honor, obey and serve God.
The Chapel believes God designed the family as the primary disciple-making relationship. In other words, God gives parents the privilege of nurturing faith in the next generation. For this reason, we encourage parents to commit themselves to this God-ordained role through Parent/Child Dedication, a time during a Sunday morning service when the church family agrees to stand with the parents in fulfilling this role.
A Parent/Child Dedication class, which is required prior to participating in the Parent/Child Dedication service, will equip parents to be intentional about nurturing faith in their child and prepare them to foster spiritual disciplines in their child's faith journey. The Parent/Child Dedication class will be held two weeks prior to the dedication.
Parent/Child Dedication October 14
Classes September 30 at the Oaks and October 7 at the Campus
faithmap: equipping parents to lead children to christ
Begins October 28
Through this four week class, parents and grandparents will be introduced to the basics of the FAITHMAP strategy and prepared to nurture faith in the next generation. Using teaching, resources and ideas, facilitators will show families how to develop a clear plan for helping their children establish a lifelong pattern of following Jesus.
The next FaithMap class is October 28-November 18, 9 AM, Common Grounds at the Campus.
Family Resources and Devotional Materials
See change in family life when you teach your children at home. Call the Family Life office at 387-1580, #2210 for suggested age appropriate materials to use with your child.
Check out the @HOME resources located in the brochure racks outside the Sanctuary at both the Oaks and the Campus.
FAMILY Ministry Prayer Partner
Families are under tremendous pressure.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Phone: (225) 387-1580, ext. 2210